How to Enable Cookies in Safari

This guide will show you step by step instructions on how to enable cookies in Safari browser.

1. Click on the “Safari” button.

Open up the Safari browser and look for a “Safari” menu in the top-left corner of your screen.

Safari main window

A drop-down menu with a lot of available options will be displayed.

2. Click on the “Preferences” option.

Look for it in the drop-down menu.

Safari settings menu

The drop-down menu will now disappear and you will see a “General Settings” page.

3. Click on the “Privacy” menu.

The “Privacy” menu will be displayed at the top of the “General Settings” page.

Safari settings page

The “Privacy” page will then be displayed along with its related settings.

4. Enable cookies.

There are several settings displayed on this page that you may choose from to tell your Safari browser how to handle and manage cookies.

Safari enable cookies

Block all cookies – turn off this setting to allow cookies. It enables websites to store cookies on your computer for as long as they want to (or until you delete them) and makes it possible for you to browse the internet without experiencing issues with websites that require cookies.

Prevent cross-site tracking – turning on this setting will allow any website you visit directly to save cookies but prevent any third-party services and websites (typically advertisers) from being able to do the same. For example, if you visit forbes.com it will be able to store cookies on your computer but any third-party services serving ads on their website will not be able to store and manage cookies on your computer.

Ask websites not to track me – consider enabling this setting if you would like to send a special request to websites that support it to avoid tracking you. Keep in mind that not all websites support it and will still track you even if you enabled it.